Dr. Mark Merlin, MD

OncologyMaleAge 54

Dr. Merlin
Accepting new patients

Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia, LLC

2349 LAWRENCEVILLE HWY Decatur, GA 30033

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Dr. Mark Merlin, MD is a Oncology Specialist in Decatur, GA and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans medical school in 1993. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Merlin to book an appointment.

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I feel very comfortable when I visited for treatment. At my age, I have seen many doctors but none have explain in Details like Doctor Merlin did.
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Vernell King – Apr 14, 2021
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Absolutely would and have recommended Dr. Merlin. He is professional at all times, informative and encouraging. Always gave me the attention that I needed and every experience was valued added.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Reverend Bobby McKenzie – Feb 06, 2021
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Dr Merlin is the most professional and compassionate doctor I have ever been treated by. I trust him implicitly and he simply has kept me alive. In 2015 I was diagnosed with very high risk prostate cancer. His three phase treatment of hormone therapy, seed implants, and IGRT radiation was highly successful and gave me five years worry free. He kept in touch with personal phone calls over those years. In 2020, my PSA has increased and a small abdominal nodule was found. In October Dr Merlin performed high intensity and very precise radiation. Three months later my PSA score is rapidly declining and it appears the nodule is under control. This is all due to Dr Merlin, I literally owe my continued life to him. I give him the highest possible recommendation to all.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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John C Davis, II – Feb 03, 2021
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very professional
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Nov 20, 2020
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Very happy with the doctor. He was very informative and patient.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Joanie D JONES – Feb 13, 2020
When I asked my primary care physician for a recommendation/referral for an oncologist who would address my problem from a different perspective than my urologist, he immediately recommended Dr. Merlin, stating that he was a physician who deeply cared for his patients and knew the best ways to treat situations such as mine. I have found that description and evaluation of Dr. Merlin’s practice to be totally accurate. He and the other members of the practice, plus Dr. Libby, the team urologist, make an unbeatable combination of knowledge and skills needed in cancer treatment. From our first meeting when he took a great deal of time to describe my situation and to discuss in detail his proposed treatment in detail to our last meeting three months later when I had completed my cycle, I found Dr. Merlin willing to take time to explain where I was in the process, to answer my questions and without fail, to demonstrate his kind and considerate approach to me and my problem. He put me and m
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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MAX S – Jan 17, 2020
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Caring concerned doctor - great communication skills - seems truly interested in the patient
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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1955 Nomad – Jan 17, 2020
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Dr. Merlin and RCOC was wonderful. Besides his expertise, you know that he cares about his patients. My wife and I interviewed several doctors and read about several options for treatment before we choose Dr. Merlin. The fact that he has done this procedure thousands of times gave us great comfort in his expertise plus that he has the follow up numbers from his patients showing his success. Another big factor was when we first met with Dr. Merlin, he acknowledged that I had choices for the way I choose to treat my prostate cancer as opposed to doctors who were trying to convince me that their way was the only way for me. His honesty and candor meant a lot.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Garry Wilmot – Nov 13, 2019
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Dr. Merlin has been very prompt and thorough from the beginning before I was even a patient. It has continued which is very comforting and gives full confidence in my decision.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jeff Ohly – Sep 09, 2019
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I traveled from Forest Va. to Decatur Ga. to the best place in the country in dealing with prostate cancer. I could have found a place closer to home, but no one does it with success rate of RCOG . ( Radiotherepy Clinics of Georgia ). Dr. Merlin and the entire staff are just simply unbelievable to work with, you will find no better treatment anywhere, your not just another number to them, they sincerely care. I highly recommend them to anyone dealing with prostate cancer, or any cancer.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tracy Walker in Forest, VA – Jan 04, 2019
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Dr. Merlin has been more helpful and encouraging than any doctor I have ever been associated with. He takes all the time you need to answer questions and address concerns. His "bedside manner" is calm and reassuring. It's been a long journey trying to beat my prostate cancer, but between Dr. Merlin and his staff I feel confident we will. I couldn't have asked for a more caring and attentive doctor for a very difficult and frightening situation. Thank you so much.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jim Cook in Marietta, GA – Dec 10, 2018
I have just started this journey but have been impressed by Dr. Merlin and his staff. He has explained what to expect very well and had called me personally several times to discuss what happens next. It’s a scary situation but his care and professionalism give me great confidence.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jim Barber in Lilburn – Jul 25, 2018
Excellent Oncologist. Takes the time to talk to you and answer any questions. Very personable and friendly. We traveled over 100 miles to is office.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jerry in Anderson, SC – Jul 08, 2018
The absolute best doctor a person can have! I truly mean that with all my heart. He went above and beyond charting out my treatment and saved me from a lot of future problems. One of a kind!
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Melissa Pierce in Chalmette, La – Aug 14, 2017
Dr.Merlin and his staff are very informative & friendly. Great place!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tia Padgette in Atlanta, Ga – Jul 18, 2017
I was sent to Dr. Merlin in 2013 on Valentine's Day. I was told I had colon rectal cancer. He and his staff exceeded my hopes. Had it not been for he and his staff. I would not known what to do. Thanks to them I have been able to celebrate several Valentine's Day with my wife. He worked magic!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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D. Kelly in Mansfield, GA – Jun 28, 2017
Excellent physician. I feel fortunate to have him as my doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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steve lyle in Morrow, GA – Jul 12, 2016

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About Me

Care Philosophy

In order for a patient to make an informed decision regarding cancer therapy, he/she must become educated about the diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

Biography

Dr. Mark Merlin, a Louisiana native, was practicing at a large radiation and medical oncology group in New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina uprooted his...Read more

Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Breast Oncology
  • Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
  • Prostate Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Ga Rad Therapy Ctr/Med College Ga
Residency Hospital
1994
Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinic
Internship Hospital
1993
Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Medical School

Awards

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Is Dr. Mark Merlin, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Mark Merlin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Merlin frequently treats SPECT Scan, PET-CT Scan, and Ultrasound Guided Procedures. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Merlin treats.

Where is Dr. Mark Merlin, MD's office located?

Dr. Merlin's office is located at 2349 LAWRENCEVILLE HWY, Decatur, GA 30033. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Merlin has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Merlin's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dr. Merlin performs SPECT Scan more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Merlin performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

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Dr. Merlin performs PET-CT Scan more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Merlin performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

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Dr. Merlin performs Ultrasound Guided Procedures more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Merlin performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Merlin's conditions and procedures:

  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Screening
  • Chordoma
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Myeloma
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • PET-CT Scan
  • Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Screenings
  • SPECT Scan
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thymomas
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Ultrasound Guided Procedures
  • Uterine Cancer

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Dr. Merlin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

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Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia, LLC

Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia - Decatur2349 LAWRENCEVILLE HWY Decatur, GA 30033
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